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Directions hearing

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21 May 12 #332101 by Ukellie
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Urgent advice

I have a Directions hearing a week on Friday because stbx and myself are at loggerheads who divorces who so the date has been set my solicitor isn''t attending due to distance

1 do I need a barrister
2 what happens at the hearing

A lot of you will advise to let stbx divorce me but I cannot he had an affair

Appreciate advice on the above I have to make a decision by Thursday on the barrister some people are telling me not to bother as it''s a 10 minute hearing help help

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21 May 12 #332116 by MrsMathsisfun
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The only people who are going to win in this situation are the solicitors.

Wont ex accept you divorcing him on unreasonable behaviour?

At the end of the day it really doesnt matter who divorces who, it wont make any difference and all your arguing over is an expensive principle.

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21 May 12 #332121 by Ukellie
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I accept we are going to have costs but his case is so weak

Can anyone tell me what will happen in court

Thanks

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21 May 12 #332137 by survive
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I definataley wouldn''t bother with a barrister for a Directions hearing, it will be a waste of money.

As has been said, in the long run it doesn''t reallt matter who divorces who. No-one ever sees it, it has no bearing on any finnanmcial agreement whatsoever or any child related issues.

Good luck

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22 May 12 #332166 by cookie2
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Ukellie wrote:

A lot of you will advise to let stbx divorce me

Indeed. They say you can''t put a price on some things, but how much are you prepared to pay to fight this? £1,000? £5,000? £20,000?

It makes absolutely no difference int he long term. The Decree Absolute doesn''t say who divorced who, or for what grounds.

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